After a year-long hiatus, Enshrinement Week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame is back in full force. The Steelers and Cowboys already squared off in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game. Next up is the induction of the honorees into the Hall of Fame.
In 2021, there will be more inductees than ever before. The 2020 Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the class of 2020 will be honored along with the class of 2021.
Further adding to the excitement, the NFL’s class of 2020 features a whopping 20 inductees. It was part of the NFL’s centennial celebration, so 15 candidates were selected for enshrinement along with the five that were voted in that year.
All told, 28 players will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend. Chief among them will be Peyton Manning, and his speech is surely something that NFL fans want to see.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the NFL’s Hall of Fame ceremony for 2021.
When is the NFL’s Hall of Fame ceremony for 2021?
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 8
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
The NFL Hall of Fame ceremony for the class of 2021 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Eight new members, headlined by Manning, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the ceremony.
What channel is the Hall of Fame ceremony?
The NFL’s Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be broadcast on NFL. NFL Network hosts Rich Eisen and Steve Wyche will host the ceremony while Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner will be involved in the “Hall of Fame Sunday” pre-show, which begins at 6 p.m. ET.
Streamers can catch the event through the NFL app or online at NFL.com/watch. FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial, will also provide coverage of the event.
Who is in the Hall of Fame class of 2021?
Eight new members will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as members of the 2021 class. Former Colts and Broncos quarterback. Peyton Manning is the most notable of the crowd and is one of two former Broncos players in this year’s class.
Here’s a look at the six players, one coach and one contributor being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2021.
|Peyton Manning||Quarterback||Broncos, Colts|
|Calvin Johnson||Wide receiver||Lions|
|Charles Woodson||Safety||Raiders, Packers|
|John Lynch||Safety||Buccaneers, Broncos|
|Alan Faneca||Guard||Steelers, Jets, Cardinals|
|Drew Pearson||Wide receiver||Cowboys|
|Tom Flores||Coach||Raiders, Seahawks|
How to watch the 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 7
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NFL Network
- Live stream: NFL app | Watch NFL | fuboTV
The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 7. Their original induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was postponed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, so they will be honored in addition to the 2021 class at this year’s event.
Who is in the Hall of Fame class of 2020?
The 2020 Hall of Fame class has 20 inductees. It was part of a special class put together by the NFL to celebrate the league’s 100th year of existence. The honorees are as follows:
|Steve Atwater||Safety||Broncos, Jets|
|Isaac Bruce||Wide receiver||Rams, 49ers|
|Harold Carmichael||Wide receiver||Eagles, Cowboys|
|Jim Covert||Offensive tackle||Bears|
|Bobby Dillon||Defensive back||Packers|
|Winston Hill||Offensive tackle||Jets, Rams|
|Steve Hutchinson||Guard||Seahawks, Vikings, Titans|
|Edgerrin James||Running back||Colts, Cardinals, Seahawks|
|Alex Karras||Defensive tackle||Lions|
|Donnie Shell||Defensive back||Steelers|
|Duke Slater||Tackle||Badgers, Independents, Cardinals|
|Jimmy Johnson||Coach||Cowboys, Dolphins|
|George Young||General Manager||Giants|
|Paul Tagliabue||NFL Commissioner||—|
|Steve Sabol||Founder of NFL Films||—|